April 13, 2024

EFCC arrests 14 suspected vote buyers in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi states

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EFCC arrests 14 suspected vote buyers in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi states

…. Intercepts N11,040,000

Etim Ekpimah

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 14 suspected vote buyers in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State and at various polling units in Imo and Kogi States.

They were arrested on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in intelligence-driven operations that commenced several days before the ongoing governorship elections in the three states.

EFCC arrests 14 suspected vote buyers in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi states

Also, a total sum of N11,040,000 ( Eleven Million, Forty Thousand Naira only) comprising N9,310,00( Nine Million, Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) intercepted from suspected vote buyers and sellers in Bayelsa and N1,730, 000( One Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) intercepted from electoral fraud suspects across Imo State, was also recovered from them.

Head, Media & Publicity, EFCC, Dele Oyewale, two vehicles were also intercepted from the suspects.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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